Norman Wisdom

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I thought I’d be a fisherman at 35 – Ronaldo

first_img The Portugal superstar celebrated his birthday on Wednesday and reflected on a glittering career during which he has become acknowledged as one of the all-time greats. Ronaldo has won top-flight titles in England, Spain and Italy, the Champions League with Manchester United and Real Madrid, celebrated European Championship and Nations League glory with his country, and is also a five-time Ballon d’Or winner. “At 35? I thought I was going to be a fisherman in Madeira,” he said to Canal 11. “This never came into my mind. I wanted to be a professional footballer, but I didn’t think I was going to win everything I’ve won.” Ronaldo first lifted the Champions League with the Red Devils in the 2007-08 campaign and won four in the space of five seasons with Madrid between 2013-14 and 2017-18. His first campaign with Juve ended with domestic success in Serie A but a quarter-final defeat to Ajax in Europe’s premier competition means Ronaldo’s desire for continental success burns as strong as ever. Loading… “To play at Juventus gives me the chance to win it again,” he added. “We know it’s difficult, it depends on many factors, but it’s possible because we have a good team. “We must take one step at a time going forward.” The Juve star was asked if he has a favourite goal among the incredible number he has scored for club and country over the years. While he struggled to pick out the best, he says the famous overhead kick against his current team in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2018 was the toughest to pull off. “It’s not easy to pick one [to be the best], there are many and it’s difficult,” he added. “There bicycle kick was certainly the most difficult of them all.” read also; Ronaldo gets G-Wagon as birthday gift from girlfriend Georgina Ronaldo has netted 19 times in as many Serie A appearances this season, helping the Turin side to a three-point lead over nearest challengers Inter. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All Time8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Cristiano Ronaldo thought by the age of 35 he would be a “fisherman in Madeira” and remains convinced of Champions League glory with Juventus.last_img read more

IAAF, adidas launch daily best performer promotion

first_img Each day’s winning athletes will then form a final shortlist – the ‘champion of champions’ shortlist – and voting will take place from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4. One athlete will emerge as the overall winner and get the accolade of being the Best Performer of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, presented by adidas. The overall winner will be announced on September 4, and will be presented with a special Golden Shoe Award at the IAAF Gala in November. ‘CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS’ In conjunction with official IAAF partner, adidas, the IAAF, in a release yesterday, has asked athletics fans around the world to choose the best performers of each day of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. After each evening session of the championships, which runs from August 22-30, a panel of experts will put together a shortlist of three athletes deemed to be among the day’s best performers. The IAAF will then announce the names of the three athletes – who need not be winners or even medallists, but, nevertheless, are competitors who grab the imagination of the experts – through the IAAF website and social media, opening it up to the public to vote via www.iaaf.org and decide a winner. The athlete with the most votes will be announced before the following day’s evening session (except for the winner of the final day, which will be announced the following morning, the day after the championships).last_img read more